Brighton Housing Trust

We provide housing, and deliver support, specialist advice and guidance to people in East Sussex


Brighton Housing Trust

We provide housing, and deliver support, specialist advice and guidance to people in East Sussex

Combating Homelessness, Creating Opportunities, Promoting Change

BHT is a housing association and a homeless charity. We provide essential services across Brighton & Hove, Eastbourne and Hastings, as well as elsewhere in Sussex. We see it as our role to both challenge the causes of homelessness, poverty and marginalisation and to deal with the consequences.

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Our Service Areas

Work, Learning & Employment


Mental Health & Wellbeing

Addiction Services

Housing, Benefits & Legal Advice

Housing Services

News & Events

BHT makes shortlist in the 2020 Charity Film Awards

BHT has been shortlisted for the prestigious 2020 Charity Film Awards. These awards celebrate the effective use of video by the third sector to change ...
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BHT helping Clock Tower Sanctuary during refurbishment

BHT is hosting the Clock Tower Sanctuary (CTS) at First Base Day Centre while CTS undergoes refurbishments at their North Street premises, enabling this vital ...
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Fulfilling Lives launches new mental health campaign

Fulfilling Lives South East, a partnership led BHT with partners Equinox and Oasis Project, is working with organisations up and down the country to increase ...
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Bike It Brighton

Sunday 7 June 2020 at Preston Park Velodrome.

Take part in an exciting cycling event this June and play your part in combating homelessness across East Sussex.

BHT's Case Studies


For some it comes as a surprise that BHT runs an immigration and asylum legal service. The overwhelming majority of those we work with are ‘unaccompanied minors’, young people and children arriving in the UK with no adults to look after their welfare.

Baddar came to the UK in 2008 aged 15 fleeing persecution in Afghanistan. His initial asylum claim was refused. We assisted him with a further application to allow him to remain in the UK but this was also refused. After this, there have been numerous appeals with every decision seeming to go against him. We gathered evidence in support of his claim to show that he is particularly vulnerable as he has a learning difficulty and suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and depression.

We gathered country evidence to support the fact that he would be at risk if he returned to Afghanistan.